Governor follows in predecessor’s footsteps

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Governor follows in predecessor’s footsteps

The Kimberly-Clark Australia Millicent Mill began a vice-regal tradition in the 1960s which continued this month.

The Honourable Frances Adamson became the latest Governor of South Australia to inspect the billion-dollar plant and one of the Limestone Coast’s major employers.

The first SA Governor to visit the plant was Lieutenant General Sir Edric Bastyan and his took up the role in 1960.

As a coincidence, the KCA Millicent Mill began its operations in that year.

Sir Edric also had the role of officially opening the number two tissue manufacturing machine in 1966.

Current mill manager Adam Carpenter hosted Her Excellency on a tour of the plant along with Wattle Range Mayor Des Noll and chief executive Ben Gower.

Mill employees ranging from superintendents to shop floor production workers were also on the tour.

“It was a pleasure to host the South Australian Governor and members of the local council during her visit to the Wattle Range district,” Mr Carpenter said.

“We showed Her Excellency the great work the team does here in making essential products for Australian consumers.

“Her Excellency was particularly interested in the work that we are doing improving our sustainability towards our 2030 goals.”

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